Jimmy Hayes (ice hockey)

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Jimmy Hayes
Jimmy Hayes.jpg
Born(1989-11-21) November 21, 1989 (age 24)
Dorchester, MA, USA
Height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShootsRight
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks
National team United States
NHL Draft60th overall, 2008
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career2011–present
 
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Jimmy Hayes
Jimmy Hayes.jpg
Born(1989-11-21) November 21, 1989 (age 24)
Dorchester, MA, USA
Height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShootsRight
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks
National team United States
NHL Draft60th overall, 2008
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career2011–present

Jimmy Hayes (born November 21, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round (60th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. His younger brother Kevin Hayes plays for the New York Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

In 2005-06, Hayes was a member of the U.S. National U-17 Team at the 2005 Four Nations Tournament hosted in Russia. He was then selected to the 2006 U.S. U-17 Select Team and participated at the U-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament hosted in the Czech Republic. He was selected first overall in the 2006 USHL Futures Draft by the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets.[1]

In 2006-07, Hayes played for the U.S. NTDP U-18 Team. He was also a member of the silver medal U.S. Team at the 2007 IIHF World U-18 Championship hosted in Finland.[1]

2007-08 marked Hayes' second season with the U.S. National Team Development. In 18 games with the U-18 team, he tallied 7 points. In 19 games with the U.S. National Team, he tallied 10 points. In February 2008, Hayes had his USHL rights traded from the Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets to the Lincoln Stars. Shortly after, Hayes was released from the NTDP program and joined the Lincoln Stars. Hayes played with the Lincoln Stars for 21 games, and recorded 4 goals and 11 assists during this stretch. He also had 9 postseason points in 8 playoff games with the Stars. In the fall of 2008, Hayes signed a letter of intent to attend Boston College (H-East).[1]

In his three-year, 117 game tenure with the Boston College Eagles, Hayes tallied a total of 81 points - 42 goals and 39 assists. [2]

As a freshman in the 2008-09 season, Hayes played in 36 games and registered 13 points - 8 goals and 5 assists. Of the 8 goals, one was a game-winning goal, one was a power play goal, and one was a shorthanded goal. At the end of the season, Hayes ranked fifth on the team with 75 shorts. He is also noted to have recorded two multiple-goal games, including one hat trick.[3]

As a sophomore in the 2009-10 season, Hayes played in all 42 of the team's games. During that time he registered 35 points - 13 goals and 22 assists. He is also credited with three power play goals, three game-winning goals, and a +7 rating (see Plus-minus). Hayes had 9 multiple point games during this season, including one four-point outing and one three-point night. Hayes' effort during the postseason helped to lift the Boston College Eagles over Maine in a 7-6 overtime victory during the Hockey East championship game on March 20.[3] Hayes and his BC teammates were also crowned NCAA Div. 1 Champions winning the Frozen Four Final in Detroit at Ford's Field.

Professional career[edit]

On June 26, 2010, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded Hayes to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the 43rd overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (Bradley Ross).[4][5]

He made his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings on December 30, 2011. He scored his first NHL goal on January 2, 2012, in his second career game against Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers.[6] Hayes scored his second goal on January 5, 2012, in this third career game against Ilya Bryzgalov of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Hayes participated in his first playoff game on Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals with the Blackhawks.

During the 2013–14 season, on November 14, 2013, Hayes was traded by the Blackhawks to the Florida Panthers along with Dylan Olsen in exchange for Kris Versteeg and Philippe Lefebvre.[7] On July 29, 2014, Hayes and the Panthers agreed to a one-year, one-way contract for $925,000.[8]

Career Statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2006–07U.S. National Under-18 TeamNAHL1468144
2007–08U.S. National Under-18 TeamNAHL1928106
2007–08Lincoln StarsUSHL21411151884598
2008–09Boston CollegeHE36851322
2009–10Boston CollegeHE4213223514
2010–11Boston CollegeHE3921123324
2010–11Rockford IcehogsAHL70002
2011–12Chicago BlackhawksNHL3154916200015
2011–12Rockford IcehogsAHL337162311
2012–13Rockford IcehogsAHL6725204523
2012–13Chicago BlackhawksNHL101340
2013–14Chicago BlackhawksNHL20000
2013–14Rockford IcehogsAHL134482
2013–14Florida PanthersNHL531171818
NHL totals9617143134200015

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International[edit]

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2007United StatesWJC1871232
2009United StatesWJC5th71014
2014United StatesWC6th80112
Junior totals142246
Senior totals80112

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